SAME World

ENVIRONMENT in the Global Education for EYD 2015 

Project funder:
Europe Aid

Co-financing: Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Project lead partner: C.I.E.S. Onlus, ItalyProject website project Facebook page Project coordinator in Peipsi Center for Transboundary Cooperation: Margit Säre, margitsare @
This 3 years long EuropeAid/134863/C/ACT/MULTI project is lead by Italian NGO C.I.E.S. Onlus, in cooperation with partners from Italy, Spain, Portugal, Bulgaria, Germany, Slovenia, Slovakia, Estonia, Greece, Hungary.  

We work to raise awareness among EU citizens on development cooperation, EYD 2015 issues and critical understanding of interdependencies in the world – through online tools and social networks, teacher trainings, and educational materials. The project aims to increase capacity of CSOs for advocacy on development co-operation issues, and for more effective information and communication on ecological subjects at a EU level.

Peipsi Center for Transboundary Cooperation organises 1 international conference in Estonia, participates in the preparation of educational kit, blended materials, teachers workshops, outdoor activities on development education.

Activity clusters:
CLUSTER O Management and Evaluation
- Project kick-off meeting;  March 2015 in Rome
- Project 2nd meeting of partners, October 2015 in Milano
- Project 3rd meeting of partners, May 2016 in Barcelona
- Project 4th meeting of partners, 26-27 October 2016 in Tartu PROGRAM
- Project 5th meeting of partners, 29-31 March 2017 in Rome
- Project 6th meeting of partners, 24-25 Oct 2017 in Sintra, Portugal

CLUSTER 1 - International Exchange
- Project seminar in Milano, October 2015
- Project seminar in Tartu (Estonia), October 2016 International Conference - agenda and presentations, photos
- Project seminar in Sintra (Portugal), October 2017
CLUSTER 2 - Production
- Educational kit

- Information and awareness raising

CLUSTER 4 - Exchange of good practices
CLUSTER 5 - Dissemination

- Flyer
- Video film;


1) Summary video on Greed Drama, Water injustice and sustainable agricultural production workshops:

2)Video on climate change and agricultural production (expert Ms.Maili Vaher)

-Slideshow on Climate change and agricultural production workshop

3) Video on biodiversity ane ecosystem services workshop:

4) Video on Climate change breakfast workshop:

5) Slideshow on climate breakfast workshop in Mustvee school; 18.10.2016

Outdoor acitivies - family days

April 8, 2017 Ida-Viru county: Outdoor study day on oil shale mining and it's environmental impact in the context of environmental justice (
July 6.-7, 2017 Ida-Viru county: Outdoor study day on oil shale mining and it's environmental impact in the context of environmental justice

Aug 18, 2017, Räpina: Outdoor study day on waste and reuse (Räpina papermill and waste class, Lake Peipsi).

Aug 18, 2017 Räpina: Outdoor study day on waste and reuse (Räpina papermill and waste class, Lake Peipsi).

Press releases

14.04.2016 - Do you know, what was the carbon footprint of your breakfast?

To introduce, how climate change and food production are interconnected, we organised “Climate breakfast” educational program for primary school children in Tartu .

The program contained of practical part or breakfast where kids tasted different organic and traditional agriculture products (milk, tomatoes, juice), fair trade and “traditional” chocolate, local organic products, and those that had arrived on the other side of the globe. After that, the children analyzed their choices and preferences and also our ecological footprint was examined.

Our expert Eeva explained taht agriculture is a huge emitter of greenhouse gases associated with climate change. We discussed with children how agriculture, food production, food transport and the waste created by consumption all have an impact on climate change (CO2 emission, water usage, usage of pesticides, pollution, deforestation etc.), while changes in climate also affect our food production (droughts, floods, extreme weather conditions influencing crop security etc.).
As consumers of food, we always have a choice regarding its impact on climate - we should keep this in mind when buying and consuming. When considering the effects of our food consumption on climate change, we can take 6 aspects into account: means of production (ecological or traditional), seasonality, packaging, consumption of meat (meat, vegetarian, vegan etc.), processing (raw, processed, on what extent) and distance (coming from far/close).

19.01.2016 - Today we organized workshop on "Climate Change and Agricultural Production" in Alatskivi Gymnasium, consisting of theoretical and practical parts.

Our expert explained how intensive agriculture and monoculture affects soil fertility and what are the agricultural production and climate change interrelations.
Workshop had also practical part - each child received five pots to plant different seeds - peas, beans, buckwheat, wheat, rye, barley. During two-month period children have a task to water each pot either with natural nutrient mixture (organic sea salt and seaweed solution), chemical fertilizer solutions or tap water; also to observe and photograph the plants growth. In the end of the research refractometer analysis will be used to measure plant sugars.

02.11.2015 - November is month of Climate Action

01.11.2015 - Peipsi CTC is organizing educational kit workshops "You and me in the World of Stuff" in Mustvee, Alatskivi and Räpina gymnasiums, using Green Drama method

30.10.2015 -  Joint the weekly challenge:
Weekly challenge - stronger the habit. Try to be a better friend to the world for a week.

20.10.2015 - SAME world project meeting and seminar; 20-23 October 2015, in Milano

19.10. 2015 - SAME World project will be presented during a press conference at Expo Milano, 20 October  2015

15.10.2015 - SAME world project starts global education workshops at schools. First workshops in Mustvee and Räpina gymnasiums will be organised in Green Drama method and touch the topic of (over) consumption and production.

26.06.2015; Project SAME World - SUSTAINABILITY. AWARENESS. MOBILIZATION. ENVIRONMENT in the Global Education for EYD 2015 - is social.

11.03.2015 - SAME World project kick off meeting; 11-13 March 2015 in Rome

"S.A.M.E." stands for sustainability, awareness, mobilization and environment and is a project of twelve organizations from ten European countries. The project contributes to raise awareness of the relations between the global North and South with a focus on environmental and climate justice and sustainable lifestyle.

What is a correlation between climate change and migration? What is climate justice? Who are climate refugees? As a part of the project, these and other questions will be discussed prior to schools. With workshops, summer camps and plays, twelve European organizations want to sensitize young people about the issues of climate justice in their countries. Networking and exchange of methods an

26.06.2015; Project SAME World - SUSTAINABILITY. AWARENESS. MOBILIZATION. ENVIRONMENT in the Global Education for EYD 2015 - is social.